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Cardinals Francis E. George of Chicago, Donald W. Wuerl of Washington and Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, arrive for a general congregation meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican March 5. The world’s cardinals are meeting for several days in advance of the conclave to elect the new pope (Credit: CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Cardinals Francis E. George of Chicago, Donald W. Wuerl of Washington and Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, arrive for a general congregation meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican March 5. The world's cardinals are meeting for several days in advance of the conclave to elect the new pope (Credit: CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)